Coast Guard rescues pilot in St. John the Baptist Parish
Published 2:24 pm Friday, September 4, 2020
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued a pilot of a downed aircraft Thursday evening in St. John the Baptist Parish.
Rescued was Calvin King, who was transported to University Medical Center in New Orleans with a broken arm and no other reported injuries.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report around 9 p.m. from the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office that a single engine plane had crashed in a swampy area north of the Port of South Louisiana Executive Regional Airport, with one person aboard.
Watchstanders directed a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew to the vicinity, where the aircrew recovered the pilot from the wreckage.